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Community Engagement Programs

AVID Tutor

Paradise Valley Unified School District-AVID


Close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.



About the Internship


Students will tutor academically at-risk children and mentor children to increase college-going aspirations.  They will coach students through a tutorial/study group process and serve as a role model for students who are working towards graduating high school and fulfilling college entrance requirements.  They will also facilitate student discussion groups.

A minimum of 8 hours of training is required but can be done after student begins service. 

Population Served:

Interns will work with students who are first generation to attend to college and those students in the academic middle with few to no behavior problems. All the schools in the PVUSD serve students from a variety of socio-economic levels, including economically disadvantaged students. The listed schools are Title I schools.

Community Need:

These mentors and interns are serving as role models for students who will eventually have active roles in the surrounding community.  It is a goal that these students are surrounded by motivated, positive, and civic-minded individuals in hopes that they will emulate that when they are in college and in future careers.  We are also hoping that these interns will have connections to community members so that our students have more opportunities to engage in community service activities.

Community Impact:

Provide role model for those students who need support in the decision that attending college is the best choice they can make and help to increase the number of college-bound students in our community and state.